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Meet the Mutt-i-grees Team

Mutt-i-grees training is provided by a team of educators from across the country, as well as Mutt-i-grees program staff from Yale School of the 21st Century and North Shore Animal League America. If you are interested in hosting a Mutt-i-grees training, please contact us at [email protected].

Mutt-i-grees Staff

Matia Finn-Stevenson
Research Scientist and Director, Yale School of the 21st Century
Principal Investigator, The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum

Joanne Yohannan
Senior Vice President of Operations, North Shore Animal League America

Misty Ginicola
Mutt-i-grees Training and Evaluation Associate
Senior Associate, Yale School of the 21st Century

Kay Hammerson
Mutt-i-grees Program Manager & Mutt-i-grees Librarian
Associate, Yale School of the 21st Century

Norma Meek
Mutt-i-grees Educational Training and Program Development Consultant
Senior Associate, Yale School of the 21st Century

Ikumi Nakajima
Mutt-i-grees Outreach Coordinator

Jayne Vitale
Director, Outreach & Youth Development Programs

National Trainers

Barbara Aragon
Director, Fenton Primary Center
Lake View Terrace, CA

Judy Clay
Early Childhood Special Education Director, Arch Ford Education Cooperative
Plumerville, AR

Toni Frear
School Counselor, Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School
Los Angeles, CA

Jeter
Co-counselor and Canine Reading Specialist, Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School
Los Angeles, CA

Cindy Konomos
Former Director of Special Education, Independence Public Schools
Independence, MO

Deb Swink
Senior Associate, Yale School of the 21st Century
Special Education Director, Clinton School District
Van Buren County, AR

Peer Trainers

Arkansas

Natalie Horton
School Counselor, School Based Mental Health
Van Buren County, AR

Tripp
Co-counselor and Canine Reading Specialist, School Based Mental Health
Van Buren County, AR

California

Crystle Carpenter
Teacher, Fenton Primary Center
Lake View Terrace, CA

Mary Gunckel
Upper Grade Science Specialist, Fenton Avenue Charter School
Lake View Terrace, CA

Shannon Coulter
Teacher, Fenton Avenue Charter School
Lake View Terrace, CA
Moorpark College Child Development Department Faculty
Moorpark, CA
University of La Verne Education Department Faculty
La Verne, CA

Martha May
Teacher, Fenton Avenue Charter School
Lake View Terrace, CA

Kentucky

Stephanie Mullins
Teacher, Ponderosa Elementary School
Boyd County, KY

Oklahoma

Shanna FletcherShanna Fletcher
Teacher, Bixby Central Intermediate School
Bixby, OK

Wisconsin

Ruth Musolf
Horizons Elementary School & YMCA School of the 21st Century After School Program
Appleton, WI